Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This panel will provide a research-based overview of today’s learners. We will summarize a review of four years of research on how young people are using a range of interactive Web-based technologies for education, both formal and informal, and give examples of how to better communicate with, engage, and prepare this Web 2.0 generation of learners. We will consider trends in how students are using participatory Web 2.0 technologies in their everyday lives, their preferences for technology use in school, and how we as educators and teacher educators might better build on, extend and guide learning activities to develop 21st century competencies. The panelists will synthesize up-to-date research and offer strategies and examples of learning activities participants can use in their schools and teacher education programs. Finally, speakers will discuss potential challenges and barriers to engaging students with participatory media in school.
Greenhow, C., Searson, M. & Strudler, N. (2009). FWIW: What the Research Says About Engaging the Web 2.0 Generation. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1854-1856). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).